Beat the Devil
Beat the Devil This movie has not become a cult classic for nothing. Among its other merits, it is one of the few films where a film noir is mixed with a comedy. It’s a whose who of actors of it’s vintage and is directed by John Huston. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley and Peter Lorre.
Subject: Classic film
Subject: About that ore....
Subject: Humphrey Bogart & Jennifer Jones Excellent in "Beat the Devil"
Subject: No Problem, Great Movie
Great Movie by a great director, marvellous cast, brilliant acting. I love it. OK, this blonde Jennifer Jones is nothing but a nerd, nobody would fall for her.
Subject: Watch out for MPEG4 version
Incomplete file. No ending.
Subject: Watched it many times
Subject: Brilliant Film Noir
Quite possibly the first "camp" movie ever made, audiences will enjoy the fact that the actors, despite being handed a parody script, were told to "play it straight". Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Robert Morley (playing the "Sydney Greenstreet" role), and Peter Lorre wander around inside a comedy-thriller but brilliantly play it as a film noir (Gina Lollobridgia delivers a decent performance but may simply have not been let in on the joke).
Instead of modern comedies where the audience is pounded on the head with the satire, "Beat The Devil" takes a much more subtle approach. Director John Huston never worries that you might not get the joke, so he never feels the need to force the humor on you.
Fabulous movie, great twists, and a subtle approach to humor not often seen in modern moviemaking. If you are looking for a thriller which expands on itself with subtle humor (or just a really great movie), "Beat The Devil" delivers up the film noir style in a brilliant parody of film noir.
They just don't make movies like this anymore, and that is a sad, sad thing.
Subject: One of my favorites
But it is a fabulous film. Great characters. Great situations. Great twists.
Subject: Could have been a great movie.
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